At least 271 people were killed in West Java, Indonesia, after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the region on 21 November. Many people are missing, and over 60,000 people displaced. Many of those killed or injured are children, who were at school when the earthquake occurred.

Baptist World Aid’s local Partner is currently assessing the need and how best to respond.

Please join us in praying:

  • For those who are grieving, displaced, or injured.
  • For successful rescue efforts.
  • For safety concerns due to ongoing aftershocks, and predictions of heavy rain and strong winds.

Our Disaster Action Fund exists to be ready to respond in times of crisis and disaster. If you’d like to support our Disaster Response in countries like Indonesia, you can donate today.

*Updated 25 November 2022

Some of the world’s poorest communities live in the most disaster-prone areas. Poverty makes these families more vulnerable to disasters because they can’t protect themselves. And, after a disaster, they lack the resources to respond and rebuild effectively. It’s a vicious cycle.

And now, in this time of global pandemic, these families have become more vulnerable still. Because how can you stay safe at home when your only shelter is a flimsy tarpaulin? And how can you wash your hands when you haven’t got soap or clean water?

Your gift to the Disaster Action Fund now… means we can respond urgently and effectively when disasters strike in the future.

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And because the destruction caused by any disaster halts development in communities for years at a time, your generosity will also help to rebuild communities after the initial emergency response. And prepares at-risk families to survive future disasters, too.

Even the most conservative estimates suggest that $1 invested to help families prepare for disaster, saves up to $6 in response and recovery after disaster hits.

Help us act urgently and steward wisely.

Give to the Disaster Action Fund today and start saving lives before, during, and after disasters.

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